Report Saying Stevens Prosecutors Withheld Information Made Public

More than three years after the late Senator Ted Stevens was found guilty of omitting gifts on financial disclosure forms, a report made public Thursday says federal prosecutors intentionally withheld information that could have exonerated him, as well as allowing testimony that they knew was false.

The report is the work of a special prosecutor appointed by the Washington DC judge who presided over the Stevens trial.  The guilty verdict was thrown out in 2009 after allegations of misconduct by the prosecutors, but the new report details the degree to which they hid information and evidence.

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